Available Government Funding
Customer Focus Group Training is an approved Registered Training Organisation and has entered into a Services Contract with DEEWR (Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations) to undertake specified administration and deliver eligible qualifications under the Productivity Places Program – Job Seekers.
We are also approved as providers of quality programs under the Australian Apprenticeships system of training which is regulated by law or custom which combines on-the-job training and work experience while in paid employment with formal off-the-job training. The Australian Apprentice enters into a contract of training or a training agreement with an employer which imposes mutual obligations on both parties.
Government funding may be available to your organisation. Please contact us for further information (02) 9316 8501.
1. New Entrant Employee Traineeships:
At present, there is Federal Government funding available of $4,000 for new staff who do not have any equivalent qualifications at this level, are employed on a permanent basis, and are signed up to a traineeship within 3 months from the date of commencement of their employment for full-time staff and within 12 months for part-time staff.
2. Existing Employee Traineeships:
Employees who have no prior qualifications can obtain funding for selected Traineeships. If you have staff who would benefit from Management/Leadership training, improved Coaching/Mentoring training or improved Customer Service/Sales skills please enquire. Existing employees who have already undertaken and completed study may be eligible under the 7 year rule which allows them to upgrade their qualifications provided that the completion of another program was undertaken more than 7 years ago in a different field.
3. Productivity Placement Programs:
Under the Skilling Australia for the Future initiative, the Commonwealth Government has funded the Productivity Places Program. 392,000 training places will be allocated to existing workers wanting to gain or upgrade their skills. Customer Focus has been allocated Diploma of Management places for existing workers. The only cost is an enrolment fee.
4. Indigenous Pre-Employment Programs:
Indigenous Employment Program Deed of Standing Offer from 2009-2012. This deed of standing provides Customer Focus with Commonwealth funding to train Indigenous participants in pre-employment skills, at no cost to the participant or the prospective employer.